Honoring the Sacrifices of Our Country's Military

About the Project

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus are honored and humbled to honor the sacrifices of our country’s military with our November Classical Concerts – concerts that will commemorate Veterans Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords.

The first work on the program, Dona Nobis Pacem ("Give Us Peace"), a seven-minute piece for chorus and string orchestra by Stella Sung, our Composer-in-Residence, will receive its world premiere at the November performances. Dona Nobis Pacem is a new adaptation of Stella Sung's Agnus Dei, an older work for a capella chorus.  In Agnus Dei, the words "give us peace" appeared in a religious context, as the closing of the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Mass.  Now, in Dona Nobis Pacem, the words have a new, secular context, as a plea for peace in the world at large and also as a tribute to the historic peace that the Dayton Accords brought to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia in the autumn of 1995.  

Also on the program: Jake Runestad’s Dreams of the Fallen for orchestra, chorus, and piano (with soloist Jeffrey Biegel), a work detailing a soldier’s deep emotional response to the experience of war, drawing on texts by poet and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner. The program closes with Beethoven’s majestic work “in memory of a great man,” the heroic Symphony No. 3.


Performance Information:

8:00 pm Friday, November 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm Take Note 
8:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm Take Note
Schuster Center for the Performing Arts | 1 W. Second St., Dayton, Ohio 45402

Single Tickets On Sale Now by calling  (888) 228-3630 or visit http://bit.ly/1iyUr97.
P $61 | A $49 | B $38 | C $25 | D $14 

Project Funding:
Orchestration for Stella Sun’s Dona Nobis Pacem                $1,000
200 Complimentary Concert Tickets for Active Military           5,000
Power2Give Administrative Fee                                                 818           TOTAL                                                                                  $6,818


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